~ All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition,
that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors ~
John Calvin

There are some days I feel overwhelmed. Not with stress. Not with life. 

[Don’t get me wrong – there are THOSE days, too.]

But with the amazing blessings God has given to me … to our family ….

Four healthy children. A home. Our faith in God …

And I know, I KNOW there is more …. there is more to life … more to our family’s story … and we just have to step forward to find out where it takes us.  If God has blessed you, you’re not supposed to hoard it and hide it inside – you’re supposed to share it … right?

Lovelyn has filled such a sweet little cozy spot in our lives. It’s amazing how each new baby just slips right into the family tree and holds their position with so much love.

The girls love her.

Little Sister and the Big Sister …

She certainly will not have to look far for playmates and friends in her future – her sisters will be right there for her. [Lord, let that be so!]

I found out the other day that I won a necklace from this blog here – this is the story of this blogger, Rachel, who in the last month had her family grow from four to seven through adoption.

Talk about being blessed & overwhelmed!

Rachel’s adoption story is beautiful and amazing – I completely cried while reading it … how can there be so many unwanted, unloved children in our world? 132 million orphans in the world. But three beautiful children were blessed this Christmas when Rachel and her husband listened to their hearts and opened their hearts and their home – their lives – to these three beauutiful children. Amazing. Absolutely beautiful.
But let’s face it – adoption is not easy, especially financially. Rachel is selling these lovely necklaces (like the one I won from her blog) to raise money for their adoption funds …

Here’s the deal. I’m giving away one of the fantastically, gorgeous necklaces to one of my blog readers – (randomly chosen) – if you will just leave your name here in the comment section. But while you’re at it, go over and check out Rachel’s blog and see if you’d like to purchase any other necklaces to help with their adoption fundraising. (The link is on the right hand side of her blog.)

Maybe this is  one way we, being blessed, can bless this family in return!

January 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

domestic extraordinaire those necklaces are beautiful!!